Anurag Thakur was threatened with a jail term by SC if he was found guilty of lying under oath.
India’s Supreme Court has now removed Anurag Thakur as President of the BCCI. A showcause notice is also issued in relation to charges of perjury and Contempt of Court.
This hearing will effectively decide the future of cricket administration in the Country,
Time has been given to Anurag Thakur until January 19 to reply to the Supreme Court’s charges, as also to Ajay Shirke, the Secretary, BCCI.
Matter pertains to non compliance of Justice RM Lodha Committee’s recommendations for a revamping of BCCI.
Non compliance was taken into serious consideration and finally SC passed order disqualifying the BCCI Board and its state association office bearers as they have failed to meet the new norms set by the panel.
Now as per directions of SC entire top brass of the BCCI will be replaced with a new panel of administrators, which will be decided on January 19.
In the previous hearing on December 15, the bench, led by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, had threatened to initiate perjury charges against Anurag Thakur for allegedly lying about asking the ICC, International Cricket Council by terming the Lodha reforms as Governmental interference.
Chief Justice of India TS Thakur was told that Anurag Thakur had lied on oath to the SC, despite having written in his affidavit that he had sought Shashank Manohar’s opinion as ICC Chairman on thr issue.
The SC has simultaneously appointed Senior Advocates Fali S Nariman and Gopal Subramaniam as Amicus Curiae and requested them to suggest the new names of people who are capable of controling the administration the BCCI.
Anurag Thakur was threatened with a jail term by SC if he was found guilty of lying under oath in an clear attempt to obstruct the Lodha Committee reforms, verdict on the same was reserved.
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